Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other News

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Rookie Campaign Volunteer: An Inside Perspective
With Inauguration Day fast approaching, Lisa Miller, a rookie volunteer shared her some good inside perspective as to how it feels like to serve in Pres. Obama's 2012 campaign. "My strategy? Be...more



Volunteers Gather at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Community Cleanup
Following the big race, volunteers pitched in to clean up trash at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Individual volunteers and community groups are waiting in line just to pick up litter at the...more

Sochi 2014 Gathers Thousand Volunteers
Sochi 2014 volunteers have reached a thousand hoping to assist at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Sochi 2014 CEO and President Dmitry Chernyshenko states that a volunteer movement is...more

Mothers Find a Calling in Volunteer Work After Hurricane Sandy
A group of mothers unaffiliated with each other recently came together after Hurricane Sandy to do volunteer work for the victims. Up to this day, they are still very much active in their...more

African Charity Group Creates New Philanthropy Forum
African philanthropists establish a new African Philanthropy Forum to expand strategic philanthropy in Africa. The new forum is an affiliate of the San Francisco-based Global Philanthropy Forum...more

#HashtagLunchbagAkron Helps Feed Homeless
An effort to feed the homeless throughout the country via social media, #HashtagLunchbag, has garnered success and has been brought to Akron. With the #HashtagLunchbagAkron event, about 200 sack...more

Living Classrooms Foundation CEO Video Interview
Baltimore Business Journal Editor Joanna Sullivan chats with the president and CEO of the Living Classrooms Foundation James Piper Bond in a video interview regarding the Foundation as an educational...more

Little Italy in Erie to Get $412,899 Grant Boost
A Little Italy neighborhood in Eriewill get a $412,899 state grant to improve its new sidewalks and lighting along West 18th Street, between Sassafras and Cherry streets. Erie has entered into a...more

Volunteer Search and Rescue Units Score New Helmets
The Ventura County Sheriff's Office's all-volunteer search and rescue teams have received new helmets as protection and unifying equipment. The purchase of the new headgear is funded by...more






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Plymouth Intern Launches Social Enterprise for Student Safety

Plymouth Intern Launches Social Enterprise for Student Safety
Plymouth’s Entrepreneurship Centre intern, James Holden, launches Student Safety Ltd to keep students safe on the streets...



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